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  • Soft Floor, Hard Film: Celebrating 50 Years of the London Film-Makers’ Co-op

    Frieze Video and LUX present Soft Floor, Hard Film: 50 Years of the London Film-Makers’ Co-op.

    Formed on October 13th 1968, the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative (LFMC) grew out of a series of screenings in the basement of counter-culture book store, Better Books, on Charing Cross road to become a pioneering organisation incorporating a film workshop, cinema space and distribution office. Radical in its early ideals, the Co-op played a crucial role in establishing moving image as an art form in the UK and internationally.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 19:00

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  • L'Age d’Or 2016

    L'Age d’Or Festival seeks to reconnect with the spirit of research, audacity and adventure of a mythical manifestation of the Royal Belgian Cinematheque, the EXPRMNTL festival (1949-1975), in which the first three L'Age d’Or prizes were awarded. Designed by Jacques Ledoux, the festival was created to support the poetic and subversive films which, echoing L'Age d’Or, Buñuel's 1930 film that broke with both cinematic and societal conformism.

    From 6 to 11 October 2016, the third edition of L'Age d'Or Festival will be held in the CINEMATEK with Joana Hadjithomas, Peter Gidal, Shai Heredia, Mark Toscano and numerous guests. This year's programme includes retrospectives of Bruce Baillie, Chick Strand and other filmmakers from the West Coast, a selecion of Asian experimental cinema and the premiere of Brecht Debackere's documentry film EXPRMNTL.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, October 6, 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, October 11, 2016 (All day)

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  • Scratch Projection: Notre Dame (des Anges)

    From the City of Angels to the City of Light, the filmmaker/programmer/film restorer Mark Toscano offers us in this program recently restored copies of Los Angeles artists' films.

    The avant-garde cinematographic movement of Los Angeles has been for decades little studied and shown in comparison to the other two major US avant-garde centers New York and San Francisco. The city of Los Angeles has howver witnessed an extremely varied production and that has been the origin of a particularly influential culture of experimental film.

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 20:30

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  • OFFoff Cinema: Vampir-Cuadecuc

    Pere Portabella (1929, Figueres, Spain) is known as one of the most acclaimed Spanish film directors and producers. After Franco's death, he followed a political career. With 'Vampir-Cuadecuc' he put in 1970, the demands of "nuevos cines" - the cinema supported by the Franco regime - aside. Filmed on the set of Jess Franco's "Count Dracula" (starring Christopher Lee and Herbert Lom) 'Vampire-Cuadecuc' can be best described as an 'avant-garde making-of', where the behind-the-scenes footage is used to bring an equally tragic and funny story about vampirism.

    Ben Rivers went to work in a similar way with the recent 'A Distant Episode'. He was filming on the set of the London artist Shezad Dawood and refers not only to Portabella's 'Vampire-Cuadecuc' by using the same method, but also by returning to the electronic soundtrack written by Carles Santos.

    Dates: 

    Monday, October 3, 2016 - 20:00

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  • Dreamland: An Evening with Peggy Ahwesh and Julie Murray

    Peggy Ahwesh presents a selection of works including the premiere of her new video "The Blackest Sea” in a program with Julie Murray and Bruce Conner taking place at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in connection with the exhibition "Bruce Conner: It's All True" currently on view at the museum.

    "Known in part for their distinct approaches to found-footage cinema, which have straddled analogue and digital technologies, filmmakers Peggy Ahwesh and Julie Murray will share some of their own films alongside a pair of melancholic Conner films from the late 1970s: TAKE THE 5:10 TO DREAMLAND (1977) and VALSE TRISTE (1978)." — MoMA, Program Notes

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 19:00

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  • Re-Visions: Bradley Eros

    In many ways an animating spirit and catalyzing agent of the NYC underground film scene from the 1980s to the present day, Bradley Eros’s work encompasses filmmaking, expanded cinema performances, curating, writing, sound, and collage, among other more uncategorizable activities.

    Eros first became known as one half of Erotic Psyche, a filmmaking and performance collaboration with artist Aline Mare. Though associated with the Cinema of Transgression movement then emerging from the East Village, the films of Erotic Psyche are notably less pulp and more poetic than the work of other members of that scene, closer in affinity to the queer-feminist sensibility of Naked Eye Cinema. Later, in the late 80s and early 90s, Eros joined forces with filmmaker Jeanne Liotta; their films, released under the name Mediamystics, inhabit “an area somewhere between cinema and ritual, finding alchemy in the chemistry of body and film” (Owen O’Toole, SPOOL).

    Dates: 

    Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 19:30
    Friday, September 30, 2016 - 19:30

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  • Nightingale Cinema: Josh Lewis & Simon Liu

    Nightingale Cinema presents Josh Lewis & Simon Liu
    Recent 16mm Films from Negativland Lab

    The Nightingale welcomes Josh Lewis & Simon Liu as they interweave a selection of their 16mm films made by hand at Negativland MPL, an artist-run film lab in New York City, overlapping in their affinity for experimental processing and printing techniques. With Lewis working predominantly in direct chemical manipulation of exposed film surfaces, and Liu utilizing a roaming impressionistic camera paired with multiple passes on a contact printer, the program establishes the centrality of the Film Lab both as an epistemic concept and as a practical mode of production. Each film emerges out of a continual and rapid cycle of exposing, processing, projecting, repeat. As such, the films here are rarely the culmination of a process, but rather worthy points extracted from ongoing lines of investigation.

    Filmmakers in attendance!

    Dates: 

    Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 19:00

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